The city of Shelbyville is upping the ante on providing assistance for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city says it is adding $50,000 to the $250,000 in CARES Act funding it recently received from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
The funding, according to the city, will be distributed to businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Mayor Tom DeBaun says the additional funding is being administered with the help of several nonprofits, including Mainstreet Shelbyville, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Blue River Community Foundation, and the Shelby County Development Corp.
“Shelbyville has a proud history of cooperation,” DeBaun said in a news release. “Our partnerships with the state and the nonprofits in our community will help keep Shelbyville residents working.”
The city says it plans to continue applying for future rounds of CARES Act funding.